Back to School!

One back to school tradition that we have at the foundation is supporting learning and supplying classrooms. This year we have three opportunities that we want to share!

Donors Choose gives individuals the opportunity to directly support a classroom, providing the support and supplies that teachers request to help their students thrive. Visit their website to find an initiative, project, or classroom that sparks your interest and see how you can help!Portland Backpack is a local...

Expressing Gratitude

Thank you! The result of the annual fund drive was a testament of the strength of partnership, our community and the compassion of MAC members. The annual fund drive fuels the Multnomah Athletic Foundation’s community outreach supporting underserved and underrepresented youth. A $25 gift multiplied by thousands of MAC members generated over $194,000 in October. Working together to support those with the greatest need in our community, MAC and MAF partner to help kids stay...

A Moment on the COVID Impact on Youth Sports

Each week my time includes conversations with grant partners, community leaders, and the high school athletic community.

Each week I am unsettled by the impact COVID-19 is having on the most vulnerable kids who need athletics to cope, thrive, and be a part of something.

Each week the reason we lean in to maintain our funding and find creative ways to build networks in order to support the folks helping kids is very real.

I cannot have everyone be a part of these conversations every...

Wildfire Relief

To support general statewide emergency relief: 

Give to the Red Cross | Give online – choose Disaster Relief on the drop-down menu. Checks can be sent to any state chapter offices: 

·         Portland Office: c/o Fundraising 3131 N Vancouver Ave. Portland, OR 97227 

·         Eugene Office: c/o Fundraising 440 E Broadway Eugene, OR...

MAF Board Members

Join us and learn more about how to support equity and social justice in our community!

We at the Multnomah Athletic Foundation acknowledge this is a difficult and emotional time. So many tough life experiences – COVID-19 with so many organization and community plans changing and our nation’s reaction to the deaths of too many Black Americans.

We believe everyone should have the opportunity to play, learn and succeed. Everyone deserves a safe place to not just live but thrive. We believe providing that safety means speaking up as an ally.  How to achieve this is a...

Partnership In A Pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic has pushed the Multnomah Athletic Foundation and Multnomah Athletic Club into uncharted territory. Over the last few weeks the foundation has supported MAC through its navigation of implementing an Emergency & Employee Assistance Fund. We have put together a few high level points of interest as well as answers to our frequently asked questions in order to provide clarification and to better support our community.

The Multnomah Athletic Foundation worked with...

Grantmakers of Oregon and SW Washington – MEMBER SPOTLIGHT

This week, the foundation was highlighted in the Member Spotlight for Grantmakers of Oregon and Southwest Washington. Read their story below and see how Lisa Bendt, Executive Director of the Multnomah Athletic Foundation, answers a few questions about how things have evolved in the midst of this crisis. 

Before COVID-19, what were your priorities as a foundation/funder?

Before COVID19, our funding priorities at the Multnomah Athletic Foundation were:

Increasing access to youth...

Friends of Baseball

Grant Application Deadline Extended

In response to current events, we are extending our grant application deadline for the 2020 Spring Cycle to May 1st. We also have lifted our spending restrictions to enable you to take care of the people in your organization and communities you serve. Please take the time to evaluate your needs and consider applying. 

Open letter to our Grant Partners / Nonprofit Organizations,

We don’t yet know the full ramifications of this global pandemic. But we at the foundation do...